Premier League champions Leicester City began their title defence with a shock 2-1 defeat at the hands of Hull City, who only had 13 fit senior players coming into the match.
Leicester began the first half well, with chances from last season’s top duo Vardy and Mahrez, and another from Danny Drinkwater.
But it was Hull who took the lead before the half ended with a combined bicycle kick in front of goal from both Abel Hernandez and Adama Diomande, following an excellent save my Kasper Schmeichel.
Hull’s lead didn’t last long with Mahrez levelling the score by converting a penalty after a Huddlestone foul just 14 seconds into the second half.
Leicester’s reprieve was short-lived however when Robert Snodgrass took matters into his hands with a well-placed shot to the bottom corner of Schmeichel’s goal to win the game for The Tigers.
Claudio Ranieri made three changes to his Leicester side following Snodgrass’ strike, but the score remained unchanged until the final whistle.
If last season is anything to go by, defending champions don’t get it easy. Chelsea’s haphazard performance in their title defence last season resulted in Mourinho’s departure, and we don’t wish the same for Leicester City.